If you were you ask me why req packs failed it would be because they left nothing to be truly earned in H5 really. H5 is very unrewarding. Yeah you can get achievements and some gamer score for stuff but most don't care about those. Sure you can earn a few emblems by completing some commendations and getting to some Spartan ranks but who really cares about something that is visible for only a few moments before a game that most pay no attention too. I can see some potential in the req system but because they choose to cram everything into it it just made it to bloated and every unrewarding when you open a pack and it has crap you don't want in it. Plenty shouldn't have been in it.... For example the next tier weapons should have been unlocked by completing their respective commendations. You should have been able to earn more armor and cosmetics by game play. Stuff like that. But luckily they appear to be leaving the req system behind in H5 which hopefully happens and is a smart move by them if it does happen....when it comes to 343 we need to see it before we can believe it.
Why req packs failed?